Kentucky Fried Chaos hits locked-down Yangon (Photos)

One particularly naughty American colonel was at the center of COVID-controversy yesterday, just days after Yangon’s citizens returned to total government-mandated lockdown.   Orders for Yangon’s non-essential workers to stay home in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases had left the streets in relative desolation – until on-demand delivery service FoodPanda launched a promotion with Kentucky ...

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New passports and flags as Yangon splinters into COVID city-states

New passports and flags as Yangon splinters into COVID city-states

USA now stands for the United States of Ahlone. The UK is no longer the United Kingdom but United Kyimyindine, whose proud and sovereign people occupy both banks of the Hlaing...

Can’t place the face: Aung San statue in Mandalay looks more like recent EU ambassador

Can’t place the face: Aung San statue in Mandalay looks more like recent EU ambassador

We’ve had our fair share of Bogyoke Aung San statue controversies over the past year, mostly involving ethnic minorities who don’t see Myanmar’s founding father as a hero...

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Seven minutes. No helmet. Sure, we cringed a bit, but tell us you’re not at least a wee bit in awe of this foolhardy — and 100% illegal — act of derring-do. What’s...

H1N1 virus claims 41 already, more deaths than entirety of 2017 outbreak

H1N1 virus claims 41 already, more deaths than entirety of 2017 outbreak

At least 41 people nationwide have died from the H1N1 virus in the past month, more than died in the entirety of 2017, when a major outbreak claimed 38 lives, the Ministry of...

Bodies of three teens found on Yangon roadside in suspected human-trafficking case

Bodies of three teens found on Yangon roadside in suspected human-trafficking case

The corpses of three teenagers found lying along a roadside in Yangon’s northernmost neighborhood bear all the hallmarks of a potential human-trafficking case, according to a...

Police draw jeers as they defend #JusticeforVictoria record, announce arrest of critic

Police draw jeers as they defend #JusticeforVictoria record, announce arrest of critic

Myanmar’s police force became the collective punch line for tens of thousands of the country’s Facebook users this week after attempts to defend their efforts to solve the...

Another child rape case in Myanmar highlights endemic problem

Another child rape case in Myanmar highlights endemic problem

With public furor over child sexual abuse still at a fever pitch after the recent #JusticeforVictoria street marches, yet another rape case has been thrust into the national...

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

On Monday night, residents of Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon walked into the living room of a local resident, Daw Htwe Kyi, and found her dead, her body black and bruised, after...

The wait is over: Bagan gets UNESCO listing, 25 years after making pitch

The wait is over: Bagan gets UNESCO listing, 25 years after making pitch

Twenty-five years after Myanmar first submitted Bagan for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the country’s ancient, temple-strewn capital has finally been...


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